Obtaining a Certified Copy of a Vital Record

TO OBTAIN A CERTIFIED COPY OF A VITAL RECORD:

As per State of New Jersey Executive Order #18, ALL applicants MUST provide proof of identity and relationship, (this includes police, attorneys, and funeral directors)

All applicants must be 18 years of age or older, with the exception of a female under the age of 18 who has given birth to a child, is permitted to obtain a copy of her child’s birth certificate.

Applicants must complete and sign the application providing current address, proof of identity, and proof of relationship. Since special situations may apply, please call our office at 973-827-9230 X 4010 for information.

Please complete the top portion of the application and only the section you wish to receive a record for.

For mail in applications: CLEAR copies of documents to be submitted are required.

Proof of identity:

ONLY the following people are allowed to make a request for a Vital Statistic record:

Subject, subject’s parent, legal guardian, subject’s spouse, subject’s civil union partner / domestic partner, subject’s child, subject’s grandchild, subject’s sibling

Acceptable Forms of Primary Identification:

A current, valid US photo driver’s license showing current address OR a current, valid US driver’s license without a photo and one alternate form of ID with a current address.

If you do not have a driver’s license as indicated above, then you will need two of the following alternate forms of identification:

Vehicle registration, vehicle insurance card, passport, voter registration card, green card/immigrant visa, federal/county ID, school ID, W-2 for current/previous year or utility bill/bank statement from within the last 90 days.

ALL ID MUST BE CURRENT AND NOT EXPIRED.

PO Boxes are not acceptable addresses and ID must show current physical address.

**Please note that if your last name is different from the person you are requesting the vital record for, you must present documentation to establish your relationship to that person, i.e. Marriage certificate. Please call our office if you need further information.

IF YOU DO NOT MEET ALL OF THE CRITERIA, OR CANNOT COMPLY WITH THESE REQUIREMENTS, OUR OFFICE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ASSIST YOU. YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY OFFICE OF VITAL STATISTIC AT 609-292-4087.